Parks & Recreation Master Plan Development
The City of Downey is currently working with RJM Design Group in preparing a Parks and Recreation Master Plan that will guide the community's recreation activities, facilities and programs for the next 10 years. To learn more about the Master Plan, please click here.
Healthy Downey 5K for TLC
The City of Downey & Downey Unified School Districts presents the Healthy Downey 5K for TLC. Join us on Saturday, April 18, 2015 for our 3rd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Downey Unified School District's TLC Family Resource Center.
For more information or the registration form, please click here.
New Park Picnic Shelter Reservation Rates
As approved by the Downey City Council on June 24, 2014, park picnic shelter reservation rates will be $26.00 per hour for Downey residents and $39.00 per hour for commercial businesses. These new rates will be effective starting July 1, 2014.
The Parks and Recreation Department provides supervision at various parks during the school year. Residents are encouraged to visit the parks and use the many facilities: ball diamonds, play equipment, fitness courses, basketball courts, picnic shelters and more. Alcohol is not permitted at any park site.
Facility Reservations Policy
There are Recreation facilities which may be reserved by Downey residents and community groups: picnic shelters, ball diamonds, meeting rooms and banquet size rooms. Reservations are taken Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, and must be made two weeks in advance (10) working days. For fee schedule and additional information, phone the Parks and Recreation Department.
Note: Reservations for the gymnasium (562-904-7128) and Community/Senior Center (562 904-7223) will be taken at those facilities.